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What is a Holistic Pediatrician?

Holistic Pediatric Care

A holistic pediatrician uses preventative and functional medicine to provide whole-person care. Holistic pediatric care focuses on finding the root cause of health problems instead of just managing symptoms. A good holistic pediatrician will take time to get to know you and your child to understand all aspects and factors that may influence your child's physical and mental health.

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Pediatrician: Holistic Approach

A holistic approach to pediatric care uses holistic ideologies in combination with western medicine to provide well-rounded care for a child's mind, body, and soul. In addition to sick visits and physicals, you can expect a holistic pediatrician to monitor your child's mental and emotional development as well. 

A holistic pediatrician believes that all systems of the body, physically and mentally, are connected. Instead of focusing on one system, a holistic pediatrician will instead look at how different systems interact together and influence the health of your child. For example, if your child has asthma, a holistic pediatrician wouldn't just manage symptoms by prescribing an inhaler. Instead, a holistic pediatrician would recommend dietary changes, lifestyle changes, allergy remedies, and more to treat the underlying cause of asthma.

Holistic Pediatrician: Portland Oregon

Holistic pediatric care is a great way to maintain and optimize your child's physical and mental health through preventative care and other holistic ideologies. It is a health partnership between you, your child, and the physician to ensure your child maintains a healthy mind, body, and soul throughout their childhood years.


Please speak with your physician if you have any additional questions. Pacific Clinic of Natural Medicine can help you understand how holistic pediatric care plays a role in supporting and promoting your child's optimal health and well-being.

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